Hang Out Fest Day 2 Performance Highlights
1.) Modest Mouse
If you were at Hang Out on Saturday, and you missed Modest Mouse’s set, you made a huge mistake. The band came out on stage with an absolutely explosive performance. Each band member played with mesmerizing passion, and frontman/lead singer Isaac Block belted out the lyrics to hits like “Dashboard,” “Float On,” and “The World at Large.” The performance was energetic and engaging, getting the entire crowd singing along. The group even added incredible violin and guitar solos making the experience truly one of a kind.
2.) Pretty Lights
Recently it’s been a rare occasion for Derek Vincent Smith (better known as Pretty Lights) to take the stage without the Pretty Lights Live Band, but for his Hang Out Festival performance he went in solo--- reminding fans he throws down even harder alone. Without having to keep in synch with live instrumentals, Derek let loose and threw the party of the festival. The light show overwhelmed the Boom Boom tent (one of the smaller stages at the festival) and blew the minds of fans. Even the security guards were getting down to his bass heavy set filled with old classics such as “Hot Like Sauce,” “I Can See It In Your Face,” and “Total Fascination.” The set was the perfect change up to his usual gig, and proved Derek is the king of both rowdy DJ sets and masterfully conducted instrumental performances.
3.) The Killers
The Killers took the main stage to close out Saturday’s festivities. Opening with their beloved “All These Things That I’ve Done” off of their album “Hot Fuss.” They followed with “Somebody Told Me” which got everyone singing along. Guitarist Dave Kuening added a special twist to the classic with an energetic guitar solo. The vocals were spot on, sounding just as good if not better than their recorded tracks. The crowd sang along to every word with the band, making it a truly incredible live experience.
4.) The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips threw nothing short of a party. Lead vocalist Wayne Coyne came on stage in a morph suit depicting every muscle in the body, gems on his face, and an entire cape made out of silver tinsel. Soon after gracing the stage, Coyne called out for big blow up ducks to be thrown into the audience, telling the crowd “This is a f*cking party guys!” Following the ducks were various other stage elements including a rainbow, dancing aliens, giant mushrooms, and a caterpillar. Things definitely got weird, but the crowd ate it up.
5.) Tommy Trash
One thing is for sure, no one shook the Boom Boom tent quite like Tommy Trash. He took the stage and from beginning to end had the entire crowd jumping and on their feet. He head banged along to his set filled with deep house bass and catchy samples. Giving the crowd a jump jump start to the day that they would surely remember.
Written By Madi Lawton